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developing software to semi-pro gambler

I've been kicking ass in online Texas Hold 'em.  Are there other software developers out there that are owning the poker tables?

bluff
Saturday, May 22, 2004

One of the top NYC poker players was doing it to pay the rent when the dotcom bust happened. Until Giuliani started "cleaning up" the NYC poker circuit.

Hmmm... maybe I should find out what he's doing now and avoid it...

Philo

Philo
Saturday, May 22, 2004

It's illegal to play Texas Hold 'em in NYC?  That place is more conservative than I thought.  I'm sure the good players can always play at the casinos in Jersey, though.

bluff
Saturday, May 22, 2004


What are some good sites to play poker online?

Picknitter
Saturday, May 22, 2004

I love playing at PartyPoker.com.  Texas Hold 'Em rocks! (I even think there's a 'meetup' for hold 'em players, too)

BobRoss
Saturday, May 22, 2004

PokerRoom.com is good for me. Although I am not too good at it.

Chris
Saturday, May 22, 2004

Check out the forums at

http://www.twoplustwo.com

That is the top online poker discussion site on the net. You'll get more than enough great advice there.

Dave
Saturday, May 22, 2004

The recent popularity of Poker has resulted in thousands of *terrible* players playing online and onland. Make hay while the sun shines cause these guys won't be around forever.

Of the big name players Paul Phillips, Phil Gordon and Barry Greenstein are ex dot com weasels, although Phillips isn't much of a developer.

Phil Hellmouth
Saturday, May 22, 2004

Oh, and Robert Varkoni who won the World Series of Poker two years ago is an unemployed "systems analyst".

The WSOP of Poker just started today and will have approximately 2500 players and a 25 million dollar prize fund, although first prize is only 5 million.

Phil Hellmouth
Saturday, May 22, 2004

Glad I'm not the only one.  I am doing well playing both Texas and Omaha Hold'em on pokerstars.com. 

One thing I have noticed is the number of of 'great' hands that seem to be dealt.  I have seen 4 of a kind far more online than in live play, and my ace high flush was recently bested by a straight flush.  To some degree I attribute this the the number of hands that can be dealt per hour online.  However it seems high.  Have any others seen this trend?

Christopher Hester
Saturday, May 22, 2004

I recommend partypoker.com.  Lots of players and there always seems to be an open table.  Also, I forgot to mention in my first post that in addition to be an excellent online poker player I'm banging Shana Hiatt.

bluff
Sunday, May 23, 2004

I'm not sure that attributing the higher number of "good" hands to the higher number of hands dealt overall is really statistically valid...afterall, shouldn't there be a proportionate increase in "bad" hands too then?

Joe
Sunday, May 23, 2004

"I'm not sure that attributing the higher number of "good" hands to the higher number of hands dealt ..."

Yea. I'd attribute it to astroturf. Someone please delete this whole thread.

Anony Coward
Sunday, May 23, 2004

Not so fast, kemosabe...

Actually, software developer to card sharp isn't much of a stretch - they're both abstract logic, probabilities, set theory....

Philo

Philo
Sunday, May 23, 2004

I've already decided that if I get rich of my current venture, I'm going to play poker for a living. :-D

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Sunday, May 23, 2004

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